Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • March 03, 2011 03 Mar'11

    Cisco adds WebEx to channel price list

    Having already launched a new cloud-centric partner programme and a series of changes to its partner accreditations at its 2011 Partner Summit in New Orleans, Cisco has announced the addition of WebEx technology to its SMB channel price list, nearly...

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    Daisy lays bare distribution ambitions

    Newly-formed telecoms distributor Daisy Distribution has set out its ambitions in the sector and moved to put clear water between its own business and that of its parent's other units, Daisy Communications, Wholesale and Servassure.

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    Restructuring costs drive Mitel to third quarter loss

    Unified communications vendor Mitel has posted a GAAP net loss of $4m, compared to net income of $33.2m this time last year, after being hit by restructuring costs of $7.4m. Non-GAAP income was $8.6m.

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Cisco to partners: no competition in the cloud

    In a now customary packed opener to its annual Partner Summit, Cisco's bosses have told an audience of over 2,000 channel partners that the vendor will not compete with them in the cloud as it launched a new cloud partner programme.

  • February 28, 2011 28 Feb'11

    Azlan offers Avaya installation freebie

    Azlan is to provide free installation on Avaya IP Office installations for resellers adding three-year warranty cover at the time of purchase.

  • February 25, 2011 25 Feb'11

    Voice sales tap runs dry for Colt

    Business comms provider Colt Group has recorded a 2.4% drop in full-year sales as voice revenues dried up and data sales remained flat. Colt blamed the slowdown, which is also being seen by its rivals, on competitive pressures and reductions in ...

  • February 25, 2011 25 Feb'11

    Opaque costs put off unified comms investment

    More than nine out of 10 communications managers want a unified communications infrastructure, but most worry about being able to identify and manage the cost of the individual services provided, according to comms service provider consultancy MDS, ...

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Redstone cuts 83 jobs as restructuring winds down

    IT and network integrator Redstone is to cut a further 83 members of staff as it re-aligns its cost base to reflect the restructuring of its three business units, Redstone Converged Solutions, Redstone Managed Solutions and Fujin Systems, into one ...

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Ingram Micro beefs up UK Blackberry team

    Ingram Micro has appointed Steve Hillman as its UK Telecommunications Products lead as it rolls out RIM's Blackberry mobile lines in the UK.

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    Ipswitch takes top level VARs direct, cuts discounts for others

    The Network Management division of Ipswitch is inducting top level Gold partners into a new two-tier programme and will reduce discount levels to Silver and Bronze level dealers through sole distributor Computerlinks in a channel shake-up.

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    Social media options a turn off for UC buyers

    Ahead of the annual UC Expo trade show in March, research conducted by the event's organisers has revealed that the number of potential communication methods available to business users is making it harder for firms to speak with a truly unified ...

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    Azlan hears AudioCodes call

    VoIP and voice networking vendor AudioCodes has signed up with Azlan in a new deal covering the UK and Ireland.

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Virgin Media Business sees strong end to 2010

    Virgin Media Business, the b2b arm of ISP Virgin Media, has posted a 4.7% year-on-year uptick in fourth quarter sales after strong growth in data and wholesale revenues. The unit made total sales of £152m in the last three months of 2010.

  • February 16, 2011 16 Feb'11

    Chinese comms firm to bid for Nortel patents

    Chinese telecoms firm ZTE has thrown its hat into the ring in the race to acquire Nortel's networking patents, expressing particular interest in its LTE intellectual property (IP), according to Reuters. In an interview, ZTE IP director Wang Haibo ...

  • February 15, 2011 15 Feb'11

    ShoreTel outlines plan for profitability, acquisitions

    ShoreTel worldwide sales senior vice president and former interim CEO Don Girskis has outlined the UC vendor's evolving strategy and thrown his weight behind newly-appointed CEO Peter Blackmore's pledge to turn the firm profitable by the middle of ...